By Maya Salameh


"Open Window at 3PM When I Was Seven" originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of The Brooklyn Review.


Maya Salameh is a poet studying Psychology at Stanford University, where she served as Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Markaz. She is a 2016 National Student Poet, America’s highest honor for youth poets, and has performed her writing at venues including the Obama White House, Carnegie Hall, and her parents' kitchen. She is a poet fellow of the William Male Foundation and Leonard Slade Endowment. Her work has appeared in The Greensboro Review, Asian American Writer’s Workshop, and Burningword Literary Journal, among others. Maya is the author of rooh (Paper Nautilus Press 2020). Find her on Twitter and Instagram @mayaslme.